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Does developing pneumonia cause any other diseases?

Does developing pneumonia cause any other diseases?

There are: numerous potential complications involving multiple organ systems, as well as possible secondary infections with other pathogens, that can occur. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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Can pneumonia cause a large mass?

Can pneumonia cause a large mass?

Depends on wording..: Interpretations of chest imaging studies like ct scans often include words like "mass". This may simply mean there is a large abnormality. This could very well be pneumonia, especially if patient is sick. In this case, you will need repeat chest studies in a few weeks to make sure this "mass" is gone. If it's still there then the patient may need further testing. ...Read more

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How does pneumonia cause cervical lymphadenophaties?

How does pneumonia cause cervical lymphadenophaties?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes are an integral portion of the immune system and enlarge when fighting infection or other inflammation. ...Read more

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Why does pneumonia cause fever?

Why does pneumonia cause fever?

Chemicals: Infections cause the release of chemicals ( interleukins) from white cells. These chemicals are extremely potent and mediate a variety of host responses to infection including raising your temperature. Your body seems to fight a bit better at warmer temps and some bacteria don't do as well. ...Read more

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How does pneumonia cause cyanosis?

How does pneumonia cause cyanosis?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis is the low level or lack of oxygen. Pneumonia makes the exchange of oxygen in the lungs difficult. One who has pneumonia often finds their oxygen level too low or cyanotic. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia caused by a bacteria?

Is pneumonia caused by a bacteria?

Bacterial: pneumonia is, obviously, caused by bacteria. But there are a number of other causes of pneomonia, such as viral and fungal etiologies. Chemical, dust, and other inhaled or aspirated substances can also cause a non-infectious pneumonitis. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause permanent asthma?

Can pneumonia cause permanent asthma?

?: pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung itself, while asthma is an inflammation of the airways, both are interconnected, but pneumonia has its causes, mainly infection, with either viruses or bacteria, and other micro-organisms, usually doesn't lead to asthma, but can flare it up if already present, hope that answers your question ...Read more

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Does pneumonia cause bronchial obstruction?

Does pneumonia cause bronchial obstruction?

Other way around: Pneumonia is essentially pus that blocks the alveoli-air sacs. If a bronchus is obstructed by a foreign body or tumor, bacteria can get trapped in the undrainable lung and cause pneumonia. ...Read more

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How does pneumonia cause subcostal cartilage and intercostals retractions?

How does pneumonia cause subcostal cartilage and intercostals retractions?

Accessory muscles: Accessory muscles of respiration like sternocleidomastoid, intercostal muscles come into play with severe respiratory problems such as pneumonias, asthma, or COPD exacerbations. ...Read more

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What is the name of the type of pneumonia caused by immobility in hospital?

Hypostatic: Hypostatic pneumonia usually occurs when the patient is not mobile enough to expand the lung by deep breathing so that the atelectatic or collapsed lung segments can develop into pneumonia. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause calcified chest nodules?

Not if bacterial: Calcified granulomata develop in the lungs after primary tuberculosis infection and after several fungal pulmonary infections. They do not develop after usual bacterial or viral pneumonias. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause atypical cells in a sputum cytology?

Can pneumonia cause atypical cells in a sputum cytology?

Yes: In short, yes, pneumonia can cause abnormal cells to show up on a sputum cytology- typically we see bacteria or fungus, both possible causes of the pneumonia. Did your doctor or the report tell you exactly what kind of abnormal cells are present? That can say a lot about the source of the abnormal cells. There are numerous other causes for abnormal cells on cytology so talk to your doc to clarify. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause a lung mass?

Can pneumonia cause a lung mass?

No: Recurrent pneumonia can cause chronic scarring in the lung, but pneumonia itself not known to cause cancer or lung mass. ...Read more

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(1) Can pneumonia cause sepsis? (2) If so then is this unusual and why? (3) Can sepsis cause pneumonia?

(1) Can pneumonia cause sepsis? (2) If so then is this unusual and why? (3) Can sepsis cause pneumonia?

Ans: Well this is a complicated answer. If a person is diagnosed with pneumonia and no other medical problems then pneumonia is treated and usially does well if a person is immune compromised and the body is weakened can get pneumonia and have trouble fighting off the disease. Not sepsis but the pneumonia itself. But if the disease cannot be controlled due to the weakened system then the body is overru ...Read more

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Will pneumonia cause kidney and liver failure?

Will pneumonia cause kidney and liver failure?

It can: If it causes severe generalized infection (sepsis) and leads to multisystem organ failure from this. ...Read more

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Why exactly does pneumonia cause dementia like symptoms in geriatric patients?

Why exactly does pneumonia cause dementia like symptoms in geriatric patients?

Fever, hypoxia: As we age, we have less "cognitive reserve". That is, environmental or mental stressors, sleep deprivation, illness, alcohol, etc impair cognition more than these factors do in young adulthood. Febrile illnesses, eg, pneumonia or bladder infection, are both common and cognitively impairing. Also, pneumonia may temporarily decrease oxygen intake (hypoxia), which also hurts cognitive function. ...Read more

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Why does pneumonia cause dementia like symptoms in geriatric patients, but not in younger ones?

Aka delirium: Many acute illness may cause transient confusion & agitation i n the elderly especially post op also-most likely due to metabolic factors. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in infants, pneumothorax, pneumatocele, and empyema are frequent complications of pneumonia caused by?

Can you tell me in infants, pneumothorax, pneumatocele, and empyema are frequent complications of pneumonia caused by?

Rare complication: These are very rare and serious complications of pneumonia. First question - is the child immunized? Several organisms can cause this, including Strep pneumoniae and MRSA (methicillin resistant Staph aureus). If an infant is having such serious complications, the immune system will often be checked. Sometimes the bacteria is never recovered because the antibiotics given can alter culture results. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause acute pulmonary edema?

Can pneumonia cause acute pulmonary edema?

Pulmonry edema: ...Ist just fluid in your lungs. Usually it refers to fluid from congestion from the heart, but pneumoonia can cause fluid to exude into the infected lung, and thus indirectly cause pulmonary edema. I guess the answer is yes, with an asterisk. ...Read more

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Can pleural effusion and atelectasis post pneumonia cause pain in ribs and back?

Yes: The presence of pleural fluid indicates involvement of the pleura - inflammation there (commonly called pleurisy) can accompany pneumonia and is painful with inspiration or cough. NSAIDs, (like ibuprofen) are often very effective for this type of pain. ...Read more